The next time you are in the toothpaste aisle, we want you to do something. Count how many products use the word “whitening” on the label.
Depending on how big the section is, you may be looking at dozens or scores of products that declare they can “whiten” your smile. On a technicality, they are probably right. If your teeth can be made one shade whiter than they are now, then your teeth have been whitened.
If you are looking to clean up your stained teeth, you probably want more than that, however. You want your teeth to be as bright and as white as possible.
What you really want are the results you can see with professional teeth whitening, which you can find at our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK.
We offer three kinds of in-office teeth whitening at Galleria of Smiles. We would be happy to discuss each of them and help you decide which one is right for you. To get started, call 918-245-5976 or contact us with our online appointment form.
What Happened To Your Pearly Whites?
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but like all of us, you’ve gotten older.
It’s natural and normal for our teeth to gradually become darker or yellower with time. Practically everything we eat and drink adds to the gradual stains that develop on our smiles.
Eating three meals a day plus snacks and sipping beverages you enjoy throughout the day means there are more than one thousand opportunities to add to the stains on your teeth every year.
Now, it’s also true that some things will cause those stains to develop more quickly.
Coffee and tea may be the two of the biggest contributors to the stains on patients’ teeth. These drinks have a lot going for them. Just keep in mind that they can make your teeth yellow, too.
Soft drinks, sports drinks, wine, and other adult beverages can cause many of these same problems. Pretty much any drink besides water is going to add to your stains.
We won’t attempt to list every food that can stain your teeth. Let’s just say if it can leave a stain on your shirt, then it can probably leave a stain on your smile.
And then there’s tobacco. Nothing stains your teeth faster than tobacco use. It doesn’t matter what tobacco (cigars, cigarettes, smokeless) you use. All of it will cause stains to develop.
How Can You Reclaim Your White Smile?
By choosing to come to Galleria of Smiles for your cosmetic dentistry, you are giving yourself a range of teeth whitening options in one location.
Here’s a short description of what we offer in-office.
★ Laser teeth whitening sounds like an advanced treatment, and it is. This professional teeth whitening option combines the benefits of a highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide formula with the added benefits of a dental laser to produce big changes.
★ Kör teeth whitening can be equally effective. Whitening products are made to be reactive, so the Kör’s manufacturer keeps those ingredients refrigerated and separated in a unique tri-barrel tube. This helps preserve the power of the product until the moment it is applied to your smile.
★ Opalescence is designed to produce results quickly with little or no gum irritation. We have seen how well Opalescence can work in as little as one hour.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you prefer the convenience of do-it-yourself whitening, you don’t have to settle for commercial whitening products. We offer a professional teeth whitening option you can take home to use on your schedule.
This takes more time, but the end results can be as effective as what you can get from our in-office treatment when used as directed.
Which Whitening Option Is Right For You?
The best way to find out is to talk to someone at Galleria of Smiles. To set up a consultation, call our dentist office in Sand Springs, OK, at 918-245-5976 or fill out our online appointment form.